This wine is produced in Planeta's Feudo di Mezzo winery, lying in the centre of Etna’s wine growing area, from Carricante grapes partially fermented in barriques. This is the result of searching for an expression of this noble grape cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir of Etna.
The land at the Montelaguardia vineyard has a perfect aspect and position, black with lava sands, and thus extraordinarily rich in minerals, surrounded by woods and more recent lava flows.
The grapes are hand picked into crates and at once refrigerated at 8⁰C; selected by hand and sent for light destalking and soft pressing; the decanted must is racked and ferments at 15⁰C, in inox stainless steel and 15% of the must in tonneaux; the wine obtained remains on the lees with continuous movement until February. The wine then matures in stainless steel vats and Allier oak tonneaux of 500 l.
The Carricante grapes from Etna always give great satisfaction as the combination of black sand and altitude provide distinct aromas and three dimensional flavours. In this vintage you will find notes of white acacia flowers, fresh almonds and mountain peaches, on the palate it is juicy and full of hints of yellow plums and prickly pear. Perfect with raw fish and fresh fruit, with fish appetisers, and soft cheese. Also a refined aperitif.